1. Can David Blatt Save Cleveland Cavaliers' Season and His Job?

    David Blatt is supposed to be a basketball chameleon, a head coach renowned for tailoring style and strategy to personnel...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 6 months ago 7,031 reads 28 comments

  2. David Blatt Says Max Contract Player Kevin Love 'Not a Max Player Yet'

    Cleveland Cavaliers head coach David Blatt may not have said the wrong thing about Kevin Love , but he definitely picked the wrong time...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 6 months ago 83,333 reads 226 comments

  3. Is LeBron's New Supporting Cast Good Enough and Other NBA Sunday Takeaways

    LeBron James watched his Cleveland Cavaliers teammates fall flat against the Sacramento Kings on Sunday night. And as his return to the floor draws closer, you have to wonder if he's asking himself, "Is this it?" First things first...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 6 months ago 71,298 reads 288 comments

  4. Watch Damian Lillard Throw Down the Hammer vs. LA Lakers

    Damian Lillard led the Portland Trail Blazers to a 106-94 road victory over the Los Angeles Lakers on Sunday night with 34 points, seven assists and three rebounds...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 6 months ago 81,483 reads 218 comments

  5. Breaking Down the Detroit Pistons' Incredible Resurgence

    It's easy to link Josh Smith 's departure to the Detroit Pistons ' seven-game winning streak. It's also satisfying. His shot selection was frustrating, his effort level often disappointing...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 6 months ago 17,659 reads 32 comments

  6. Warriors Can Show Cavaliers What a Real Title Contender Looks Like

    The Jan. 9 meeting between the Cleveland Cavaliers and the Golden State Warriors will be a study in evolution. The Warriors are at their end stage, basically perfected...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 6 months ago 22,816 reads 115 comments

  7. Do Midseason NBA Trades Ever Work for Championship Contenders?

    Any doubt about the Cleveland Cavaliers ' lofty short-term aims disappeared with the flurry of midseason trades that brought in Iman Shumpert, J.R. Smith and Timofey Mozgov...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 6 months ago 19,722 reads 60 comments

  8. Toronto Raptors Might Need More Than DeMar DeRozan's Return to Compete for Title

    DeMar DeRozan 's impending return will help, but it's a mistake to think he'll single-handedly erase the defensive issues that have plagued the Toronto Raptors of late...

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  9. Ranking the Most Undervalued Targets on the 2015 NBA Trade Market

    The NBA trade winds are already blowing, as evidenced by the unforeseen gust that transported Dion Waiters to the Oklahoma City Thunder and sent J.R. Smith and Iman Shumpert to the Cleveland Cavaliers on Jan...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 6 months ago 37,462 reads 139 comments

  10. Buying or Selling the Hottest NBA Trade Rumors Entering 2015

    The Twitter-clogging, wholly unexpected three-way swap that redistributed J.R. Smith, Iman Shumpert and Dion Waiters on Jan. 5 proved NBA trade season is already upon us...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 6 months ago 111,588 reads 88 comments

  11. Golden State Warriors Send Serious Statement and Monday NBA Takeaways

    By the time Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson hit the pine, awash in the deafening cheers of a full-throated crowd at Oracle Arena, the Golden State Warriors had said all they needed to say...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 6 months ago 46,443 reads 201 comments

  12. Ranking the NBA's New Bad Boys

    The NBA feels kinder and gentler than ever these days, but a few notable rebels ensure there's still enough mischief to keep things interesting. The list we've assembled features a different breed of league office-offender than we're used to...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 6 months ago 259,860 reads 268 comments

  13. Pistons Showing Stan Van Gundy's Post-Josh Smith Vision and Sunday NBA Takeaways

    There are a lot of perfectly good explanations for the Detroit Pistons' five-game winning streak—justifications ranging from their soft schedule to their improved perimeter ...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 6 months ago 69,865 reads 90 comments

  14. Watch Ronnie Price Miss Wide-Open Slam Dunk Attempt vs. Indiana Pacers

    If all it took to throw down a sweet breakaway jam were belief, Los Angeles Lakers guard Ronnie Price would have completed one of the top plays of a busy Sunday night in the NBA ...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 6 months ago 70,232 reads 55 comments

  15. DeMarcus Cousins: 'We're Not the Same Team' Since Mike Malone's Dismissal

    The Sacramento Kings ' 9-5 start feels like it never even happened, and DeMarcus Cousins has a theory as to why...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 6 months ago 35,017 reads 124 comments

  16. 5 NBA Players Who Will Make 2015 Their Career Year

    The appeal of a new year is mostly wrapped up in the sense of hope it brings—the belief, reasoned or not, that this year will be the best one yet...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 6 months ago 47,752 reads 98 comments

  17. Cavaliers End 2014 with Massive Uncertainty and Other NBA Wednesday Takeaways

    You’d be hard-pressed to find an NBA team more eager to bid hasty adieu to auld lang syne than the Cleveland Cavaliers—full circle as their 2014 has come, from utter dysfunction to prodigal hope and painfully, awkwardly back again...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 6 months ago 52,909 reads 163 comments

  18. NBA Teams with the Bleakest Futures Entering 2015

    As the calendar flips to 2015, a new year won't bring new hope for every NBA team. Lack of transformative talent, bloated contracts, messy front-office situations and missing draft ...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 6 months ago 41,083 reads 167 comments

  19. Milwaukee Bucks in Ideal Rebuilding Position

    The Milwaukee Bucks just blew past their win total from all of last year, and nobody's remotely upset by that, which says pretty much everything about how perfectly their rebuild is going...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 6 months ago 7,161 reads 19 comments

  20. Chicago Bulls Beginning to Fulfill the Hype and Monday NBA Takeaways

    Derrick Rose wasn't just blowing smoke when he talked about the Chicago Bulls pulling together and flashing their championship potential...

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  21. New York Knicks' Future Rides on Shutting Down Carmelo Anthony Now

    The New York Knicks ' 2014-15 season is already a lost cause, but their present struggles don't have to compromise the franchise's future. They might, though, if the Knicks keep handling Carmelo Anthony 's persistent knee pain the same way...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 6 months ago 15,159 reads 116 comments

  22. How LeBron James Stacks Up Against Other NBA Legends at 30

    LeBron James has already built a career full of milestones. Turning 30 is just the next checkpoint on his road to the Hall of Fame. Except it isn't. Thirty is a big deal, particularly in LeBron's line of work...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 6 months ago 70,440 reads 165 comments

  23. Oklahoma City Thunder Offensive Blueprint Being Exposed and Sunday NBA Takeaways

    Through three quarters, the Oklahoma City Thunder appeared to be on course for their second signature win of the holiday season. But an all-too-familiar brand of offensive collapse humbugged any hopes of that in the fourth quarter...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 6 months ago 28,699 reads 72 comments

  24. LeBron James Enters 30th Year Offering Flashes of Evolving NBA Game

    LeBron James has wrestled with pressure, expectation, doubt and even history during his career. Now, he's taking on mortality. Every player declines eventually. We just react a little differently when age catches up to a great one...

    Grant Hughes Written by Grant Hughes about 6 months ago 16,888 reads 58 comments

  25. LeBron James: 'Right Now We Are Not Very Good in Every Aspect of the Game'

    The 103-80 loss to the last-place Detroit Pistons on Dec. 28 provided some strong evidence, but LeBron James made sure to remove any doubt that the Cleveland Cavaliers are struggling...

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